The Indonesian perspective on the potential of Polysulphate to become a major part of their national crop nutrition strategy – and the personal testimony from farmers who are already seeing the multiple benefits of using Polysulphate on their crops – is now released in a film of a recent crop nutrition event held in Jakarta.
Farmers, fertilizer distributors, retailers, agronomists and government officials at the launch of Polysulphate in Indonesia demonstrated the country’s interest in precise, targeted crop nutrition. Aside from the chemical and physical properties of this natural, multi-nutrient fertilizer from the ICL FertilizerpluS premium line of products, it was the personal experience of delivering balanced, prolonged crop nutrition explained by farmers that was one of the most compelling elements of the event.
Asep Koswara, who grows potatoes in Lembang province, is filmed admitting that he was cautious to take the step of replacing his usual fertilizer treatments (MOP, ammonium sulphate and urea). However, he describes how his initial trial with Polysulphate was so successful that he did not hesitate to make the switch. Another farmer, a pineapple grower from Subang, explained how using Polysulphate had made significant differences to the quantity and quality of his organic pineapple crop enabling him to supply a premium market that offers better financial return.
Testimonies on the benefits of using FertilizerpluS products are just part of the picture. Trial results and technical information, physical properties and behaviour below ground are also important components in the information being shared with agronomists and others in the fertilizer supply chain to farmers in Indonesia. As was seen and heard at the Jakarta conference, and now in the film of the Polysulphate event, using Polysulphate perfectly complements other integrated farm management practices and takes Indonesia a step closer to achieving sustainable agricultural productivity, a goal that is an important national priority.